This is a bio that I used up until 2 months ago when I retired from my company after 32 years of being in business. I am married to Christie for 43 years and she is Lutheran which we’ve been able to work out our differences. We have two children. A son, Ben, age 34 who is a sign maker. A daughter, Rachel, age 32 who owns a salon in Northside. Rachel has a daughter, Frankie, age 4 who is a very loving young girl. Both of our children are in relationships and are of the generation that is in no rush to get married (I got married at age 21). I am active in Boy Scouts of America (I was an eagle scout), my congregation, Beth Adam, am on the boards of Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati, JVS Career Services, and now Hillel. I spent two terms on the Federation board and one term on the JCRC board.
I spend my retirement time mostly from creating my art and volunteering along with miscellaneous home duties.
I had my first post retirement art show on August 6th at Gallery 708 in Hyde Park. The show should be up through September.
Artist, Photographer, Creative Director, Perfectionist. Those are just a few of the words used to describe Photonics’ president and founder, Alan Brown. A graduate of Syracuse University with a BS degree in Communications, majoring in Advertising Photography and minoring in Art History, Alan has amassed more than three decades of experience with all facets of visual media. Alan started PhotoDesign, an advertising photography studio in 1981. He then started Photonics, a graphic design and web/mobile app development firm in 1989 (in its 32nd year) and also for six years was a partner in a socially responsible eco-friendly women’s apparel company, Tulong LLC . Spare time, when it exists, allows Alan to explore his love of photography and illustration
My goal in creating my illustrations is to weave a complex story in a setting both real and imagined.
I am a lover of the surreal and attribute some of my influences to Salvador Dali, René Magritte, Max Ernst and Giorgio de Chirico. I also want to give a nod to Hieronymus Bosch; his fantastical figures have
While I think the titles of the illustrations shed some light on my thinking, I leave the full interpretation up to the viewer.